Does BASIC make programers "mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration"?

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Bryan Lunduke

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Shared April 8, 2019

Edsger Dijkstra, computer scientist behind ALGOL 60 once said that exposure to BASIC caused potential programers to be "mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration". I have some thoughts on that.

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